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Even as they acquired the 12th pick in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft from Milwaukee in a deal that sent center Samuel Dalembert to the Bucks along with the 14th overall pick and guard Shaun Livingston and forwards Jon Leuer and Jon Brockman, the Houston Rockets were still trying to move even higher, into the top 10. But their offer of guard Kyle Lowry along with the 16th pick overall to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the fifth pick overall and forward Chuck Hayes was rejected Wednesday by Sacramento, according to league sources. NBA.com

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Pro basketball is a business and players get traded with regularity. In fact, Bucks general manager John Hammond made a June trade for the fifth consecutive year on Wednesday. But he admitted it was tough to tell second-year forward and former Wisconsin star Jon Leuer that he was part of the deal that brought center Samuel Dalembert to the Bucks. "We had no intention of moving Jon," Hammond said. "The only reason we did it was because it was the only way to make the salary structure work to complete the deal." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

The Bucks needed the salaries of Leuer, Jon Brockman and Shaun Livingston to be within a certain range of the $6.7 million owed to Dalembert in the final year of his contract. Livingston was to make $3.5 million next season on a team option, Brockman was to make $1 million and Leuer $762,000. "I'm always concerned about moving quality people," Hammond said. "When I talked to him (Leuer) on the phone I was apologetic. It really did hurt to make that call" Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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The Bucks took him with the 40th overall pick in the draft, making him part of the vanishing breed of four-year college players in the NBA. As he scans the locker room at the Bradley Center, the only other four-year college veteran in the room is Jon Brockman, who played at Washington. "I hadn't even thought of that," said Leuer, who credits his extended stay in college with preparing him for making the jump to the pros. "Playing for Coach (Bo) Ryan there was a lot of learning and growing up while I was there. There are a lot of experiences I've taken from there and I see how they've helped already in my post-college life. "The big things are just staying disciplined, working hard every day and knowing that nothing is given to you, you have to earn it every day. That's how I had to do it at Wisconsin - as a freshman I had to come in and earn minutes. That's the same mindset I have as a rookie here, just coming in and earning minutes by working hard every day." Madison.com

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Rookies Tobias Harris and Jon Leuer and free agent Darington Hobson also sat out while waiting to get deals signed. Later Friday the Bucks completed the trade with Boston sending veteran guard Keyon Dooling and a protected second-round 2012 pick to the Celtics. The Bucks received the rights to Spanish forward-center Albert Miralles, but he was merely a piece in the trade and not a candidate to join the team. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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